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For Lewis Wicks Hine (1874-1940) the camera was both a research tool and an instrument of social reform. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Hine studied sociology at the University of Chicago and Columbia and New York Universities.

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Rose Biodo, Philadelphia, 10 years old

"Rose Biodo, Philadelphia, 10 years old. Working 3 summers, minds baby and carries berries, two pecks at a time. Whites Bog, Brown Mills, N.J. This is the fourth week of school and the people expect to remain here two weeks more."
By Lewis Hine, September 28, 1910

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Children's Bureau
(102-LH-1123) [VENDOR # 334]

Ivey Mill. Little one, 3 years old

"Ivey Mill. Little one, 3 years old, who visits and plays in the mill. Daughter of the overseer. Hickory, N.C."
By Lewis Hine, November 12, 1908

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Children's Bureau
(102-LH-301) [VENDOR # 169]

Some of the doffers and the Supt.

"Some of the doffers and the Supt. Ten small boys and girls about this size out of a force of 40 employees. Catawba Cotton Mill. Newton, NC"
By Lewis Hine, December 21, 1908

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Children's Bureau
(102-LH-440) [VENDOR # 35]

In the Mill


"In the Mill"
By Lewis Hine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1909

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration
(69-RH-1K-3) [VENDOR # 38]

Power house mechanic working on steam pump

"Power house mechanic working on steam pump"
By Lewis Hine, 1920

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration
(69-RH-4L-2) [VENDOR # 36]

Old-timer, -keeping up with the boys

"Old-timer, keeping up with the boys. Many structural workers are above middle-age. Empire State [Building]"
By Lewis Hine, New York City, New York, 1930

National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration
(69-RH-4K-1) [VENDOR # 39]
 
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